Thursday, 23 October 2014
*Hard to find subject practice (broken down step by step); short mini-quiz tomorrow
*Practiced Notice and Note annotation strategies: Contrast & Contradictions and Aha Moments using "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
*Halloween Logic Puzzle
*Checked "Tricky Subjects" homework
*Hard to find subject and predicate partner work
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
*New root word: Ped/Pod = foot
**Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Aha Moment (Aha): How might this change things? Example story: excerpts from Crash by Jerry Spinelli
*Homework: Tricky subjects worksheet due tomorrow
Monday, 20 October 2014
*Hard to find subject and predicate practice
*Conflict card categories: char vs. self, vs. society, vs. char, and vs. nature
*Read Ungifted aloud
Friday, 17 October 2014
*Scholastic SCOPE article on childhood allergies with problem/solution focus; student responded to writing prompt on their personal experience with allergies
*Root Word Quiz
Thursday, 16 October 2014
*Helping verb practice
*Hard to find subjects introduction
*Root word quiz classmates study time; Quiz tomorrow! No retakes allowed due to end of quarter!
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
*Root word quiz study guide work time; Quiz Friday
*Helping verb introduction (check out the snazzy YouTube videos!)
*Notice and Note literary text annotations unit: Contrast and Contradictions (C & C): Why is the character acting that way? Example story: "Thank You Ma'm" by Langston Hughes
*LRC book check out
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
*Columbus's Death (from How they Croaked 2013 Caudill Nominee)
*Idiom of the week (last week): "Off the Wall"
*"Ta-Na-E-Ka" open book/note comprehension and vocabulary quiz
*Study guide and review given for sym/syn, bene/bon, mal root word quiz on Friday (download words above)
Friday, 10 October 2014
*Mal Crime-Writing Prompt
*Finished Ta-Na-E-Ka writing extended response - due Tuesday, must be color coded as follows:
Text Evidence (Quote): BLUE
Explanation/Interpretation of Text Evidence: GREEN
Character traits: Pink
*In your first sentence, be sure to mention the title and author of the story. I will take off a point if you do not include those two important items
Thursday, 9 October 2014
*Rebecca Caudill Nominee Book Talks by OPL in LRC
*Began typing "Tanaeka" extended response in computer lab; due Tuesday!
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
*Mal activity: "Rest in Peace"
*Compound subjects and predicates application (class activity)
*"Ta-Na-E-Ka" extended response prompt: graphic organizer started in class, should be finished by tomorrow. Final draft will be due on Tues. 10/14. *Students should bring flash drives to class starting tomorrow!*
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
*Compound subject and predicate practice
*New root word: Mal = bad
*"All Summer" responses returned; it was only practice - the score does not count towards the grade, but has been recorded in eSchool.
*Discussed "Ta-Na-E-Ka" conflict activity
*Ta-Na-E-Ka extended response writing prompt given to read for homework, will be explained in detail tomorrow. Guidelines available for download above.
Monday, 6 October 2014
*Compound subject and predicates
*Read "Ta-Na-E-Ka" pg. 135 in literature book
*Homework: Ta-na-e-ka conflict chart - students need to come up with 3 total conflicts (internal or external - not 3 for each) and label with type (char vs. char, etc.) due tomorrow!
Friday, 3 October 2014
*Idiom of the week: "Bite off more than you can chew"
*Mini-quiz on subjects and predicates
*Checked and discussed "Ta-Na-E-Ka" vocabulary preview homework
Thursday, 2 October 2014
*Began read-aloud (and Rebecca Caudill Award nominee) Ungifted by Gordan Korman
*Conflict-coloring activity: focusing on character vs. self, vs. society, and vs. nature
*Distributed Assignment Record Sheets so students can keep a record of their assignments and corresponding scores; students should have this in folder at all times available for reference to evaluate learning progress
*Mini-Quiz on subjects and predicates tomorrow
*Homework: "Ta-Na-E-Ka" vocabulary preview due tomorrow!
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
*"For Goodness's Sake" bene/bon activity
*Checked and graded subject and predicate homework
*Continued "All Summer" extended response self-evaluation
*Conflict introduction and graphic organizer
*LRC for book check out/silent reading
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
*Subject/Predicate puzzle; homework: subjects and predicates w.s.(back of puzzle) due tomorrow
*New root word: Bene/Bon = Good
*"All Summer" self-assessment of extended response
Monday, 29 September 2014
*Writing journal prompt: What could you not live without (hyperbole)?
*Silly Subjects and Perky Predicates hands-on activity
*"All Summer" writing prompt revision; final draft (handwritten) due tomorrow
Friday, 26 September 2014
*Idiom of the week: "Hit the Roof"
*Sym/Syn Alien Encounter Pictures (students need to do 4 out of the 9 on the back of the sheet) due Monday!
*4 Steps to answering an extended response question re: "All Summer" question - we will revise response on Monday in class
Thursday, 25 September 2014
*Subject and Predicate introduction and notes
*Margot and William character trait web created in class
*Homework: Answer question #3 on pg. 51 (From her behavior throughout the story, what do you predict Margot will say or do when she is let out of the closet?) in literature book about "All Summer in a Day." Write the answer in the writing section of your notebook; due tomorrow
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
*Logic puzzle (LA2) or Root word: Help Wanted activity (LA1,3)
*Preposition poster sharing (optional)
*Character traits discussion and creation of list divided into 3 categories: Positive, Negative, Neutral
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
*New root word: Sym/Syn = together
*Preposition poster work time; due tomorrow!
Monday, 22 September 2014 - Math MAP testing
Friday, 19 September 2014
*Figurative language pop quiz (open note!)
*"All Summer in a Day" plot diagram activity
*Preposition poster work time - due Wed. 9/23
Thursday, 18 September 2014
*Root word quiz: foli, manu, arch
*"All Summer" figurative language discussion, checked homework assignment
*Preposition Poster project introduced, partners assigned - tentative due date: Mon. 9/22
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
*Root word study time; quiz tomorrow
*Reread "All Summer" looking for 4 examples of figurative language to copy onto post-it notes - due tomorrow!
*LRC for book check out/silent reading
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
*Figurative Language Lesson: similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, alliteration
*Root word quiz Thurs!
*LRC for book check out/silent reading tomorrow
Monday, 15 September 2014
*Writing journal: outsiders
*Read "All Summer in a Day" and did questioning activity
*Root word study guide time; root word quiz Thursday!
Friday, 12 September 2014 (doing this day in advance since I will be out tomorrow!)
*Idiom of the day: "Hold Your Horses" and writing prompt
*Preposition practice pg. 12 in packet; pg 13-14 Ex. 1 & 2 are homework due Monday!
*Root Word Quiz study guide sheets done in class; root word quiz on foli, manu, and arch will be next Thursday 9/18
Thursday, 11 September 2014
*September 11th remembrance and writing journal prompt
*Preposition practice pg. 9-11 done together in class
*"The Stone" open book comprehension quiz is homework, due tomorrow!
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
*Arch root word story
*Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases Intro.
*"The Stone" comic work time - final draft due tomorrow!
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
*NWEA reading test
Monday, 8 September 2014
*New root word: arch= ruler
*Checked and reviewed "The Stone" plot diagram
*Comic Strip project assigned (see attached file at top of page); due Thursday!
*NWEA Reading test tomorrow!
Friday, 5 September 2014
*Manu root word activity
*Idiom of the week: "Miss the Boat"
*Plot diagram for "The Stone" - students need to complete for Monday if not finished in class
Thursday, 4 September 2014
*Four types of sentences worksheet
*Writing journal prompt: Would you like to stay the age you are now forever? Why or why not?
*"The Stone" vocabulary preview
*Read "The Stone" in class
*Students who are participating in the 4WM assembly workshop tomorrow need to complete the plot diagram given to them for Monday
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
*4 Kinds of Sentences practice
*"Just Once" open-book quiz - due tomorrow if not finished
*LRC book check out/silent reading time
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
*New root word: Manu = hands
*Checked 4 kinds of sentences homework
*"Just Once" plot diagram due tomorrow if not finished in class
Friday, 29 August 2014
*Idiom of the week: "Saved by the Bell"
*4 Types of Sentences activity
*Sentence practice; homework: "Head for the Woods" worksheet; due Tues.
*Read the story "Just Once" in literature book
Thursday, 28 August 2014
*Foli vocabulary activity
*Finished reading "Dragon Dragon"
*Completed plot diagram with partner on "Dragon Dragon"
*Finished types of sentences introduction
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
*Plot diagram for "Dogzilla" as a class
*Types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory) introduction and notes
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
*New root word introduction: foli=leaf
*Elements of plot introduction: character, setting, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
*Finished "Me Collage" presentations
Monday, 25 August 2014
*"Me Collage" work time
*Began presenting Me Collages; due tomorrow!
*Distributed literature textbooks - jumbo book cover needed!
Friday, 22 August 2014
*Idiom of the week introduction and writing prompt: "On the Ball"
*Me Collage work time; due Tues. 8/26
*Signed LA policies and procedure contract was due today; Goal writing prompt was due today
Thursday, 21 August 2014
*Goals writing prompt - due tomorrow if not finished in class
*Classroom scavenger hunt
*Me Collage introduction - we'll start work on it tomorrow; it'll be due Tuesday, 8/26
*Signed contracts due tomorrow
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
*LA Policies and Procedures- signed contract due Friday 8/22
*Sentence completions and learning style questionnaire - if not finished in class, due tomorrow
Monday, 18 August 2014
*Tour of Room
*Letters from 6th graders past
*Classmate Scavenger Hunt
Calendar of Events
|LA Policies and Procedures Contract|
|Ta-Na-E-Ka Extended Response Prompt with Organizer|
|Root Word Quiz 2 Study Guide|